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Lesson 6 — Thyatira


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This is the sixth lesson of a series based on the book Letters From The Lamb. This lesson covers the fourth of the letters to the seven churches of Asia in Revelation, the letter to Thyatira

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Lesson 6 — Thyatira

  1. 1. © 2009, Thyatira
  2. 2. <ul><li>Relatively unimportant city; no military significance </li></ul><ul><li>Center of industry and trade guild activity </li></ul>
  3. 3. Lydia, Acts 16:14
  4. 4. Revelation 2:18-29
  5. 5. <ul><li>Piercing eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Punishing feet </li></ul><ul><li>He sees the truth and will punish the “adulterers” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I know…” </li></ul>From the Risen Christ
  6. 6. A Hardworking Church <ul><li>Love and faith </li></ul><ul><li>Service and perseverance </li></ul><ul><li>Doing more than at first </li></ul>
  7. 7. That Woman Jezebel <ul><li>Reference to Old Testament queen who led the nation to idolatry </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to the sins of the Nicolaitans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual immorality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food sacrificed to idols </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Promised Punishment <ul><li>Jesus threatens physical punishment for the wrongdoers </li></ul><ul><li>Will punish this “prophetess” and all who follow her teachings </li></ul><ul><li>Wants the churches to realize that Christ knows and Christ repays </li></ul>
  9. 9. Satan’s Secrets <ul><li>There were some in the early church who taught that Christians needed to explore evil </li></ul><ul><li>They taught that you couldn’t fully know God without knowing the “deep things of Satan” </li></ul><ul><li>This led them to lawless living </li></ul>
  10. 10. He Who Conquers <ul><li>He who conquers will receive authority over the nations </li></ul><ul><li>He will receive the morning star </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Peter 1:19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revelation 22:16 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>There can be no compromise between the church and the world </li></ul><ul><li>We must flee all forms of immorality </li></ul>